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projects icon Lo and Behold, 64 Pixels are Enough

I was enamoured with Alex Weber’s 64 Pixels project from the moment I saw it. When I happened across it (via Make:blog, I think), I was just starting the design process for my new satchel. I was thinking about making something similar, but no coherent vision had actually formed in my mind. Once I saw 64 Pixels, I knew it had, nay, must be affixed to my new bag.

projects icon FTDI Drivers for AVRDude in Linux

UPDATE: David at was able to get the FTDI driver working with avrdude 5.8. Go check out his site for some great instructions!

After some struggling with reading Google’s interpretation of Japanese, I finally got “z’s” instructions for getting the FTDI driver for Linux working with avrdude. My goal was to perform Kimio Kosaka’s Arduino bootloader burning trick. All in all, it’s pretty simple, but the translation was utter garbage.

projects icon Quick, Temporary, and Cheap LED Diffuser

This is so easy and obvious, it’s probably not even worth mentioning.

Straws, baby

projects icon Homemade Plastic

Here’s a quick and easy method for making some simple plastic (ruidmentary casein) in the convenience of your own home, and all for less than ten dollars.

A lump of plastic